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Harper Lee turns 88 and gives approval to have her book “To Kill A Mockingbird” digitized; Obama to levy new Russia sanctions today in retaliation for alleged provocations in Ukraine; Pro-Russian forces freeze Western military observer in eastern Ukraine; Syria’s Assad to run a third term as President; and The Ukrainian mayor has been shot and wounded. All this and more, please follow the links below.

To Kill A Mockingbird is finally going digital

Obama to levy a new sanctions to Russia in retaliation for alleged provocation in Ukraine

Pro Russian forces frees Western military observer and eastern Ukraine

Syria’s Assad to seek reelection

The Ukrainian mayor has been shot and wounded amid unrest in Ukraine

Meet The Candidates: Steve Kerrigan, Lieutenant Governor Candidate


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Steve Kerrigan, born in Central Massachusetts and raised in a small town called Lancaster (North Worcester), has risen up the ranks in politics–dedicating himself to almost two decades of public service for the Massachusetts government and several charities.

He has served as an appointed and elected leader in his hometown of Lancaster; he is a loyal and spirited public servant to U.S. Senator Edward (Ted) M. Kennedy, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Attorney General Tom Reilly; and has served through two campaigns, in senior roles for President Barack Obama–he co-chaired on the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a post which the President asked him to fill after a two-year stint as CEO for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee (leading the most successful Presidential nominating convention ever!)

In our interview, he tells me first hand about his experience and relationship with the late great Sen. Ted Kennedy; and how it helped him to not only regain his passion for politics, but sit on senior position roles for the State–As chief of staff to Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly, Steve has helped set the agenda for the largest public law office in New England and has served as a top adviser to Reilly on all issues and with oversight of more than 440 employees and a $30 million budget.

His first priority as Lt. Governor is to make sure that the government reflects the whole of Massachusetts in terms of diversity and wants to chair a “competitive Commonwealth council,” where he can look at all aspects of life in Massachusetts and find ways to make Massachusetts competitive on a global scale–while balancing the budget.

Today, he is the first openly gay candidate to run for Lt. Governor in Massachusetts (and if he does win, he will be the first openly gay elected official in the United States) and serves as the President of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund: a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, programs and services to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts who have fallen in service to the United States since September 11, 2001.

To listen to our interview, click on the link below

Meet The Candidates: Steve Kerrigan, Lt. Governor Candidate (UR Business Network)

To learn more about Steve Kerrigan, go to www.stevekerrigan.org

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In NYC real estate, the Chinese are the New Russians; Ukraine dismisses Russian threats to intervene; Here is footage of Cliven Bundy’s remarks to African-Americans; Netflix to become real TV and get its own ‘cable channel’ next week; and This woman spent $15,000 on plastic surgery specifically to take better selfies. All this and more, please follow the links below.

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers

Ukraine dismisses Russian threats to intervene and continues ‘anti-terrorist’ campaign

Raw Footage of Cliven Bundy: “Wonder if blacks were better off as slaves”

Netflix to become real TV next week

This woman spent $15,000 on plastic surgery specifically to take better selfies

Prince in The City Show: Rep. Paul Ryan’s Budget for America


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On each and every show, I don’t just provide you news in the City but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you.

On this special segment, I talk about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s newly released financial budget for the fiscal year of 2015, which he plans to cut $5.1 trillion in spending, mostly on health care, to balance the budget by 2024. I judge his budget based on what it entails and if it aligns with my values as an American.

For the most part I unfortunately disapprove his budget because of the following:
It will drastically cut clean energy and technology funds. It will slash federal pensions and will eliminate a program that will help federal employees to pay off their student loans and would cut the Pell grant by imposing a maximum income eligibility cap.

How does it impact you? You may ask.

It impacts you by seeing first hand what programs/services lawmakers are supporting or not supporting. Unfortunately, what I see is a budget that does not support or forgive student loans. Millions of students (and many of my peers who are still working on the Hill to help their fellow congressman or woman) are still struggling to pay off their student loans. When I see this type of action, it shows that lawmakers are not in-touch with college students who care about paying off their student loans.

As I mentioned in my talk, I’m always open to a deficit reduction plan but if it includes cuts to programs that I value or necessary to be competitive in the global economy then I can’t support it.

To listen, click on the link below.

Prince in the City Show: Rep Paul Ryan’s New Budget for America

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to my Contact Page.

To learn more about this story, click on the link below.
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Disclaimer: Prince’s opinions, and the opinions of others, are not affiliated with UR Business Network

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Meb Keflezighi throws out the first the First Pitch at Fenway; Five Pro-Russian separatists killed in Ukraine; Israel decides to suspend peace talks with Palestine because of their collusion with rival factions; Putin says that the Internet is a ‘CIA Project’; and Michigan Man is among the first to receive a bionic eye. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Meb throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park

Five Pro-Russian separatists are killed in Ukraine, Putin warns of consequences

Israel decides to suspend peace talks with Palestinian government in response to a new unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions

Putin called for Russia to protect its vital interests on what he said was the CIA-run Internet

Michigan man is among the first to receive a bionic eye

Prince in The City Show: Money and Politics inside the Supreme Courthouse of The United States


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Prince Sefa-Boakye host of the Prince in The City Show talks about Money and Politics inside the Supreme Courthouse of The United States.

On each and every show, I don’t just provide you news in the City but current events around the world–and how they impact you and the world around you.

image (1)On this special segment, I talked about SCOTUS (Supreme Court of The United States) and its latest decision to strike down limits on individual contributions in political campaign races. To comment on the subject matter I invited UR radio show host Nathan Roman of “The Business Side of Sports.” But before we delved into this political story, I first spent some time to shed light on TED talk speaker Faith Jegede and her call to be extraordinary!

In a world that demands normality, Faith Jegede wants us to be extraordinary because the pursuit of normality leads to the ultimate sacrifice of potential, greatness, progress and change. And she explains this by sharing her personal story of growing up with two autistic brothers (named Remi and Samuel) who saw the world without prejudice. After watching this TED talk video, I said this to my audience:

“If that what it takes to make the world a better place, then we should all be autistic.”

To watch her TED talk go to: Motivation Mondays: Don’t Be Normal, Be Extraordinary!

Segueing back into politics, Nathan and I then discussed the latest Supreme Court decision to strike down limitations on individual contributions in political campaign races. While this was a shock for both us, we still had disagreements of how the end result of this decision would look like; I characterized this as an apocalypse while he didn’t. Nathan saw this as only increasing the amount of what donors can give.

Nathan believes in the power of education and communities–and says that people have to be educated before they vote for people who won’t serve their communities best. I, on the other hand, disagree and say that the people are educated but with the wrong information. This decision will make it easier for corporate donors and PACs to manipulate information in TV ads and funnel thousands of dollars to candidates that will serve their interests–and not the middle class.

(What I didn’t mention is that this decision will force middle class Americans and the working poor to stretch their money on campaign donations which the rich don’t need to. Independent voters will again be bombarded with TV ads and door-to-door campaigns that will try to persuade them of what is factual and what is false)

To listen to our talk, click on the link below.

Prince in The City Show: Money and Politics in the US Supreme Courthouse Decision

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to my Contact Page

Thank you Nathan for your opinions and great insight!

To follow Nathan and his radio show. “The Business Sides of Sports” with co-host Stephen Norman, go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com/urbn_sports

Disclaimer: Prince’s opinions, and the opinions of others, have no affiliation with UR Business Network

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is People Magazine’s most beautiful people; Pro Russian gunman in eastern Ukraine says they are holding an American journalist for spying; NFL player told TSA agent to search him further; Justin Bieber apologizes to Japan for visiting shrine honoring war criminals in Tokyo; and The US Department of Justice announces new rules to clemency for drug offenders. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful

Pro-Russian government says they’re holding an American journalist Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News

NFL player told TSA agent to search him further

Justin Bieber angers Japan after visiting war criminal shrine in Tokyo

New rules mean more US drug offenders are eligible for clemency

Prince in The City (Day 8)


20140422-184638.jpgJust wrapped up my 8th show w/ @urbusinessnetwork. On today’s show, my guests and I gave our #2cents on Immigration in the US today–while using the plug of day: “I’m not hating; I’m just saying.” Then later on, I interviewed Motivational Speaker & Chief Managing Consultant Doug Luffborough III, who told me his life story–and how he changed his life from gang violence and #homelessness, to shaking hands with the Former President of the United States Bill Clinton. This talk will be made available next week!

http://www.urbusinessnetwork.com

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Prince On The Air: Immigration in America


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Prince on the Air! Just wrapped up my talk on Immigration and today’s plug was: “I’m not hating; I’m just saying.” In our rants about immigration we all had to say this plug before we can joust each other with comments. This talk will be made available next week through @urbusinessnetwork. Up next I have Chief Management Consultant of Turning the Hearts, Douglas Luffborough III, to learn how he went from #homeless to #Harvard. Tweet your q’s to @princedjc for Doug to answer.

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Instagram:#princesdailyjournal #princeinthecity #entrepreneur #networking #politics #scandal #immigration #dreamact #dreamer

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On April 21st, Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win the Boston Marathon, since 1983; Vice President Joe Biden announces $50M in aid to Ukraine; Russia’s ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ says he’s been ousted from his company by Putin-linked oligarchs; Supreme Court to hear arguments about pomegranate juice; and a Marathon runner was found twerking at the finish line. All this and more, please follow the links below.

Meb became the first American to win the Boston Marathon

In Kiev, VP Biden pledges US support for fair elections and economic prosperity

Russia’s ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ says he’s been ousted by Putin-linked oligarchs

Supreme Court to hear arguments about promegranate juice

Boston Marathon Runner Twerking to the Finish Line

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Christians around the globe reenact events of Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion on Good Friday; Publisher unveils new title for Hillary Clinton’s new book; US special ops troops are committing suicide in record numbers; Despite sanctions, Russia is getting a $457.9M check from NASA; and The hit TV series ‘Scandal’ season 3 ended with a bang (literally). All this and more, please follow the links below.

Cristians around the globe reenact Jesus’ crucifixion

Hilary Clinton’s new book ‘Hard Choices’

US special ops forces are committing suicide in record numbers

Russia is getting a $457.9 million check from NASA

Scandal Season 3 spoiler alert

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Pres. Obama’s budget to add $6.6 trillion in deficits; The once Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards is practicing law again; Edward Snowden asks Putin if Russia spies on its own people; Putin finally admits that Russian soldiers were in Crimea; and black supermodel lands major beauty deal with Maybelline. All this and more, please follow the links below.

CBO says that Pres. Obama’s budget is to add $6.6 trillion in deficits

John Edwards is practicing law again

Video of Edward Snowden asking Putin about surveillance

Putin finally admits that Russian soldiers were in Crimea

Jourdan Dunn is the new face of Maybelline